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General English Courses

Learn English in Bangkok with courses for adults and teenagers designed to enhance all your language skills

GENERAL ENGLISH

Improve your English quickly and effectively

Accelerate your progress with an English language course focused on effective communication. Whether you are learning English for pleasure or a more serious ambition, you will gain the skills and confidence to interact with the world and navigate diverse social situations.

Learn English for life

Our General English courses are designed to help you improve all your English skills and become confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

We aim to create a practical and immersive environment where you can focus on achieving authentic and effective communication in all real-life situations.

You will be exposed to everyday aspects of the language and have plenty of opportunities to put your English skills into practice through meaningful interactions with your teachers and classmates.

You will also join an international community, practise your English with people from all over the world and learn about different customs and cultures.

This is the ideal English language programme if you need to increase your general ability to use English in personal, professional or educational contexts. Our objective is to meet your specific goals, needs and preferences, ensuring that you receive a personalised and effective learning experience.

SCHOOL

Much more than a language school

International House is in the heart of the main Sukhumvit area in a modern office building with easy access to public transport, shopping malls, street markets, bars and restaurants.

We have been in Bangkok since 1999 and we’re part of the International House World Organisation with more than 140 schools in 45 countries.

We’re an approved Cambridge Assessment centre and we specialise in English language courses, Exam Preparation classes and Teacher Training programmes.

Cambridge Authorised Exam Centre
Cambridge English Qualifications
Cambridge English Teaching

WHY INTERNATIONAL HOUSE?

Teaching English to the world since 1953

Our story in English language teaching started in 1953 when the first International House school was established in Cordoba, Spain. The success of the educational approach and the quality of teaching quickly spread and new language schools were gradually opened in Europe and the rest of the world. Since then, thousands of students have chosen us for their English language learning and development. Today, with over 140 affiliated schools in 45 countries spanning every continent, we are still one of the organisations that set the standards in English language teaching and learning.

COURSES & FEES

English courses for adults and teenagers

Choose an English language course that best suits your time and pace. Study 15 hours a week on a semi-intensive basis or 25 hours a week on our intensive programmes. In small group classes of maximum 12 students or a combination of group and private 1:1 lessons.

GE 15

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GE 25

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MIX 25 – GE

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MIX 25 – ESP

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*Timings reflect Thailand time (UTC +7), and prices are in Thai Baht. Prices do not include a 3,000-Baht registration fee.

ACCOMMODATION & VISA

Do you need accommodation? Do you need a student visa?

If you need a place to stay while taking your course, we can take care of it so that you can fully focus on your course. With modern and affordable accommodation solutions close to the school, we have options to match your preferences and budget. If you intend to study for more than 3 months, we can also help you with the application for a student/educational visa.

CONTENTS

What will I learn in a General English course?

General English programmes are designed to offer comprehensive instruction on speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will improve your fluency and accuracy in a supportive learning environment and increase your confidence in dealing with everyday real-world situations.

LEVELS

Levels that match your abilities

Our levels are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages and all the major language proficiency exams so that you can track your progress and know exactly where you stand.

TEACHERS

A talented, dynamic and passionate team

Meet the teachers that make our English language programmes stand out from the crowd. A team of highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers dedicated to motivating and supporting you throughout your learning journey.

GENERAL ENGLISH FAQs

All your questions answered

Group lessons

There are a maximum of 12 students in a class. We believe in keeping classes as small as possible so that you can have more opportunities to practise and interact, and more personal attention.

 

Private lessons

Private lessons can be on a 1:1 individual basis (1 teacher with 1 learner) or in small private groups on a 1:2 (1 teacher with 2 learners), 1:3, 1:4, etc. basis. Learners applying for private groups must be from the same group of friends, colleagues, etc. and be at the same level of language proficiency.

Students come from all over the world with a majority from Asia and Europe. But we also have plenty of students from Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. Our aim is to create a balanced mix of nationalities in each class and allow you to practise English, learn about different cultures and become more confident in a globalised world.

Group lessons

Before your course, we will assess your level of English via a placement test. This is to ensure that you join a class that matches your language abilities and where you can maximise your opportunities for learning. We also take into consideration age and nationality to ensure classes are balanced and aligned with everyone’s needs.

 

Private lessons

Before your course, we will carry out a needs analysis to assess your level of proficiency (via a placement test) and understand your specific needs and goals. As lessons are custom-made, you will let us know what language skills and topics you prefer to focus on.

Of course! Some of our courses are delivered 100% online to allow you to join from anywhere in the world. Please visit our Online English page to find out more.

Certainly! We have a rich after-class social programme with visits to places of interest, excursions, nights out and day trips. We want you to experience English in and out of the classroom and create opportunities to expand your learning and development. And, of course, ensure you bring back with you wonderful memories of your time with us!

Yes. Upon completion of your course, your will receive a Certificate of Attendance from International House Bangkok stating the focus and duration of your course, and the highest level achieved.

It depends on the duration of your course. A student/educational visa is only required if you study in Thailand for more than 3 months.

 

SHORT COURSES (less than 3 months)

Most of our overseas students enrolled on short courses enter and leave Thailand on a tourist visa according to the duration they are granted on arrival (typically 30 days) or at the Thai embassy/consulate in their country (typically 30-60-90 days). Different countries have different immigration agreements with the Thai government, and we suggest checking with the Thai embassy/consulate in your country to find out whether you can be granted a tourist visa on arrival (and its duration) or you need to apply for it in advance. Some students, for example, decide to apply for a longer tourist visa (typically 60 days) in advance when they intend to study for longer periods or extend their stay after the course for travelling.

 

LONG COURSES (more than 3 months)

Overseas students applying for courses longer than 3 months are required to apply for a student/educational visa. International House can help you with the application. Please visit our Student Visa page to find out eligibility, requirements and the application process.

Yes. If you need accommodation while taking a course at International House, we can help you find a place where you can feel comfortable and focus on your studies. With modern and affordable accommodation solutions close to the school, we have options to match your preferences and budget. Please visit our Living in Bangkok page for more information.

It's very simple! Choose your preferred course and send your application through our website. No payment is required at this stage. After we receive it, we will review your application and get in touch with you with more information on how to complete the enrolment.

Payments can be made in cash at our school, by bank transfer or online by debit/credit card. Please visit our Payments page for more information.

Certainly. Please visit our Terms and Conditions page to view our cancellation and refund policies.

Simply because we are one of the oldest and most reputable organisations in the world. Our story in English language teaching started in 1953 when the first International House school was established in Cordoba, Spain. The success of the educational approach and the quality of teaching quickly spread and new language schools were gradually opened in Europe and the rest of the world. Since then, thousands of students have chosen us for their English language learning and development. Today, with over 140 affiliated schools in 45 countries spanning every continent, we are still one of the organisations that set the standards in English language teaching and learning.

GENERAL ENGLISH STUDENTS

Your experience matters

Let us help you find the right English language course

Contact us today to speak to a course advisor. We are here to help you find an English course that matches your goals.

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